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Friday, 12 November 2010
"HEAD FOR HOME, ROBERT..."
Don't you just love it when someone does something really clever?
Here's an example of what I mean: feast your eyes on the cover of the
very first FIREBALL XL5 ANNUAL for 1963/'64 (above). Now cast
your awestruck orbs on the cover of the DVD collection containing all 39
episodes, released a year or so back (below) - see what they've done?
I think it's really cool, and a nice way of bringing things full circle.
This is the second DVD release of this cult programme; there was
one a few years back which, rather nicely, had the XL5 logo on the
discs, but contained no extras. This time it's got extras galore, plus a
fantastic TV CENTURY 21 booklet by ANDREW PIXLEY, de-
tailing the history of this GERRY ANDERSON 1960s' classic.
If you don't already have it, add it to your Christmas list now.
(And it might be wise to start saving for the colourized
collection - there's bound to be one eventually.)